Speculators flipping properties on Auckland's rampant housing market pocketed $70,000 per transaction last year - nearly $2000 a day.
The All Blacks will open this season with a vastly remodelled side from the group which triumphed in the World Cup final seven months ago.
Two men have been fined after police snapped them hanging out the doors of a car drinking beer and gesturing to other motorists in a 70km zone south of Pukekohe, near Auckland.
New settlers from Asia are giving the regions a wide berth, with migrants from the two main source countries preferring to set up home in Auckland.
Mystery still shrouds the exact identity of VIPs expected in Queenstown this weekend, but the Prime Minister's office says it won't be Barack Obama.
A beefed-up KiwiSaver and a gradually rising age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation are the core of a proposal the savings industry says would put future retirement income on a sounder footing.
The ultimate goal remains unchanged but first the Breakers have 10 games to ensure their championship challenge doesn't end prematurely.
The proposed merger between media companies NZME and Fairfax has been declined by the Commerce Commission.
Famous rapist Stewart Wilson, dubbed the Beast of Blenheim, is likely to be among the first paroled offenders to be tracked around the clock by satellite under changes announced by the Government.
New Zealand got their under-19 world cup campaign off to a bright start beating Australia by four wickets in the opening game of a tri-nations leadup tournament in Dubai.
An RSA president has been convicted of wearing medals he never earned, bringing fresh calls to upgrade the law used to punish military pretenders.
Ewen Macdonald has been acquitted of murder - but it can now be revealed he is facing other serious charges the jury was not told about.
A Waipukurau man who lost one of his father's World War II medals on Anzac Day has had the "priceless" medal returned to him.
A customs officer has been found to be a member of a secretive online marketplace that offers global delivery of illegal drugs, pornography, firearms and fake passports.
A young man found lying in a Christchurch gutter in a pool of blood is fighting for his life in hospital.
Tax reductions will only benefit low income earners by a $1 or less a year, Labour leader Andrew Little says - slamming the "one dollar bill Budget".